change horses in mid stream

change horses in mid stream
change plans/methods after you have begun a competition or business
  

We're in the furniture business, not clothing. We can't change horses in mid stream.


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  • don’t change horses in mid-stream — The proverb is also used in the phrase to change horses in mid stream. 1864 A. LINCOLN Collected Works (1953) VII. 384 I am reminded..of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that ‘it was best not to swap horses when… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • change horses in midstream — phrase to change your mind about something in the middle of doing it Thesaurus: to change your opinion, attitudes or behavioursynonym Main entry: horse * * * change horses in midstream see ↑horse, 1 • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • mid-stream — see don’t change horses in mid stream …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • change horses in the middle of a stream — • change horses in midstream • change horses in the middle of a stream make new plans or choose a new leader in the middle of an important activity They decided to change horses in midstream and that is probably why they lost the election. (var.) …   Idioms and examples

  • change horses in midstream — • change horses in midstream • change horses in the middle of a stream make new plans or choose a new leader in the middle of an important activity They decided to change horses in midstream and that is probably why they lost the election. (var.) …   Idioms and examples

  • mid·stream — /ˈmıdˈstriːm/ noun in midstream 1 : in the middle of a river or stream The boat struck a rock in midstream. 2 : while in the process of doing something She began talking about the party but changed topics in midstream. The government stopped the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • don't change horses in midstream — Meaning Proverb. Origin From an 1864 speech by Abraham Lincoln. An old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that it was not best to swap horses in mid stream …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • change — noun see a change is as good as a rest verb see don’t change horses in mid stream change the name and not the letter, change for the worse and not the better if you are not the lead dog, the view never changes the leopard does not change his …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • stream — see a stream cannot rise above its source don’t change horses in mid stream when the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

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